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Thursday 15 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sosefo Fe’aomoeata (Fe’ao) Vakata was dismissed as Tonga’s Minister of Internal Affairs, on 13 September 2016, the Prime Minister’s Office announced this afternoon, 15 September.
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Wednesday 14 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Cabinet decision on the future of the Minister for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Hon. Fe’ao Vakata, remains unknown after a Cabinet meeting today 14 September.
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Friday 2 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva and his delegation are attending meetings including the 10th Pacific Island Conference of Leaders in Honolulu from August 30 to September 1. He is also expected to attend the 47th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Pohnpei next week.
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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Association PSA on 8 August applied to the Tonga Supreme Court for an injunction to stop government from implementing a new salary structure that was introduced on 1 July 2016.
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Thursday 4 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Vote of No Confidence against the Prime Minister has not been filed with Tonga’s Parliament. “We have not received a notice or motion for Vote of No Confidence,” the Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole’o confirmed this morning, 4 August.
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Friday 29 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fact that Tonga is known to be involved in illegal sales of the Tongan national identity is mind-boggling. Yesterday New Zealand’s Prime Minister urged Tonga’s Prime Minister to do something about it. So what is going on?
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Thursday 28 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five new Tonga Tourism Authority board members were approved by Cabinet yesterday, 27 July.
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Wednesday 27 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A complaint has been lodged with Tonga’s Public Relations Commission against the new Minister for Tourism, Hon. Semisi Sika, accusing him of an “illegal takeover” of the Tonga Tourism Authority Board, according to Tomifa Paea, the TTA chairman who said he filed the complaint and that the dispute had led to a freezing of the TTA bank account. It is now expected that new board members for TTA will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, in an ongoing dispute between the Minister of Tourism and the TTA that was originally set up to operate as an independent body.
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Thursday 14 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tatafu Moeaki, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning has resigned from the Civil Service before the end of his contract.
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Thursday 14 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to King Tupou VI from the Public Service Association (PSA) was submitted on Tuesday, 12 July, as the PSA continues to push for defering the implementation of new civil salary structures. The petition was signed by 476 public servants.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a decision on Friday, Tonga’s Cabinet turned down a Petition by the Public Service Association to defer the implementation of a new civil service salary structure from 1 July 2016 to 1 January 2017. A move to increase the salary of the Prime Minister to $100,000 per annum was also deferred.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women were elected during local government elections for District and Town Officer positions last Wednesday 29 June. Sisifa Fili is the new District Officer of ‘Eua Motu’a District - the first woman to be a District Officer, and Vika Kaufusi is the new Town Officer for Haveluloto.
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new call by the Public Service Association to defer tomorrow’s rollout of a new salary structure until 2017 has been critized by Tonga’s Remuneration Authority, who stated today that claims, made by the PSA Secretary General, Mele ‘Amanaki that they had overlooked employee concerns, are misleading
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Monday 30 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special public holiday will be held in Tonga on Wednesday, 22 June to mark the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Tupou College.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will receive AUD$4 million in Budget Support, helping to prop up government salaries and other expenses, for each financial year over the next three years, from the Australian Government.
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Sunday 8 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new salary structure for civil servants that was approved by the Tongan Cabinet on 13 April, to be implemented on 1 July 2016 in the new budget, has been stopped in its tracks, because the Public Service Association (PSA) claims it is unlawful. Now the pressure group may have succeeded in their demand for Cabinet to change a decision, in return for the PSA withholding a threatened injunction against the Cabinet’s approval of the new salary structure. By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Semisi Sika (48) has been appointed as Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism by King Tupou VI, effective on 18 April, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
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Monday 29 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Lia Latu Maka will take up a three year posting as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Public Service Commission in Nuku’alofa, on Tuesday, 1 March.
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Tuesday 23 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a first global ranking on how effectively children can use the courts to defend their rights, Tonga was ranked 165 out 197 countries worldwide, a low standing attributed to not having a separate juvenile court or system for children and limited implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the report released on 15 February, war-torn countries like Syria, Serbia and Cameroon were ranked higher than Tonga.
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Friday 12 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new $8.1 million pa’anga office block built by Tonga’s Retirement Fund Board was opened by HM King Tupou VI on Friday, 12 February in Nuku’alofa.
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